Tanya Profile - Allrecipes.com (1552328)

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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Biking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I've been vegetarian for over 14 years - more like a doritos & garlic bread vegetarian than a brewer's yeast, spelt berries & kefir type. After becoming pregnant and with my daughter starting solid foods, I've been trying to cook well-rounded vegetarian or pescetarian meals -- about half gluten-free so that dad can eat, too. It's a challenge, and I'm constantly altering recipes to work with our dietary restrictions and taste good, too. I'm about 25% successful.
My favorite things to cook
I'm still experimenting. Right now my favorite is the famous baked ziti from this site, but with a bunch of substitutions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tamales, yo.
My cooking triumphs
I made gluten-free banana bread that actually tasted good. What???
My cooking tragedies
I still can't make eggplant taste good.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Roasted and Curried Butternut Squash Soup
I didn't have to tweak this recipe very much, and it was SO GOOD. I did do some things differently because I didn't have oregano - I used 1 tsp. pizza seasoning. Also, I used another reviewer's advice and added 1/4 cup coconut milk in place of the brown sugar, although NOT in place of the plain yogurt. I didn't put in 6 cups of veggie broth, I actually slowly added enough until it was to MY desired soupiness. I did double the curry and added 1 tsp red pepper flakes because I need the heat. I garnished with CILANTRO, because it's so much more fitting and compliments this soup better than parsley. I have three male roommates, two who took the leftovers to work today, and one who said this was the best soup he's ever had.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2007
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
less juice - a little too runny

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2006
Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese
YUM! I'm not a fan of mac&cheese, but this is an exception - no alterations to the recipe necessary.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2006

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